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Instant Pot Chicken and Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Instant Pot chicken and mashed potatoes is a meal in one pot! You will cook your chicken and potatoes to make a comforting dinner at home, that takes no time to whip up. Chicken and mashed potatoes are a favorite of ours.

potatoes and chicken on a plate with sage on top

If you are looking for more Instant Pot dinner ideas, I have a few more for you to check out. Butternut squash soup, 3 bean chicken chili, or try this tortellini and marinara sauce for a weeknight dinner.

Comfort food is what we crave when the weather gets cold and the nights are shorter. I used chicken breasts and it works great. But feel free to reach for bone-in chicken, just adjust the cooking time.

🐔Why You Want To Make This Chicken Instant Pot Recipe

  • Simple Ingredients
  • Quick Cooking Time
  • Delicious
  • Less Mess Than Stovetop Cooking
  • Versatile in Ingredients You Use
  • Use Fresh or Frozen Chicken (skip saute if you use frozen)
  • A Great Starter Pressure Cooker Recipe
  • Quick and Easy!

🧄 Main Ingredients

  • Boneless Chicken
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Oil
  • Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Sage (optional)
  • Heavy Cream
  • Sour Cream

Simple ingredients that give you a wholesome dinner.

🧈 How to Make

steps to making instant pot chicken and mashed potatoes

Turn your Instant Pot to saute and add your oil into the pot. Season your chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

Place your chicken in the Instant Pot making sure to not overlap and cook until browned. If you need batch cook the chicken.

Remove the chicken and turn the saute feature off. Add in your water, and use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the pot from any stuck on bits.

Add in the potatoes, butter, garlic, and sage. Place seared chicken on top of the potatoes.

Place lid on the pressure cooker, and set to sealing. Cook for 10 minutes on high pressure, with a quick release of pressure.

Remove the chicken and set aside. Then take your potatoes and drain off the liquid.

Add in 3 tablespoons of butter, sour cream, and heavy cream. Whip up into mashed potatoes.

🥔 Meal Prep And Storage

If you want to use this chicken and potatoes to meal prep with, go right ahead. Make this up and then place in single-serve containers for grab and go lunches or reheat for a dinner.

Your chicken and potatoes will store for 2-3 days in the refrigerator when stored properly.

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🍴 Expert Tips

  • Yukon gold potatoes are what I used as they provide a super creamy texture. Feel free to replace it with russets or other starchy potatoes.
  • You can swap with bone-in chicken or other cuts, just if you use a larger chicken piece adjust the cooking time.
  • Chicken is done when it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit internal temperature.
  • Whip up a homemade gravy to pour over the top.
  • You can double the recipe if you would like. Just don’t go over the max fill line on the side of your pressure cooker.

👩‍🍳 Recipe FAQs

Is it OK to cook potatoes with raw chicken?

Yes, it is okay to cook raw chicken with potatoes. You just want to ensure that when you are done cooking, the chicken is fully cooked.

Can I use frozen chicken in Instant Pot?

You are more than welcome to use frozen chicken in your Instant Pot. If you want to use frozen with this potatoes and chicken, just skip the searing of the chicken.

What does it mean to quick release pressure?

Once your Instant Pot is done cooking, you will see it start to count, which means it is naturally releasing pressure. To quick release you will take a wooden spoon and carefully push the valve over or push it down, so steam sprays out of the spout. This is called quick release of pressure.

bowl loaded with mashed ptoatoes and sliced chicken breast on top

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potatoes and chicken on a plate with sage on top

Instant Pot Chicken and Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Instant Pot Chicken and Mashed Potatoes is a meal in one. Tender juicy chicken breast and creamy mashed potatoes all cooked at once in your pressure cooker.


  • 3-4 small chicken breasts (1 pound total)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb Yukon gold or Russet potatoes, quartered, peeled
  • Water or chicken stock -enough to cover the potatoes (about 2 cups)
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 5 fresh sage leaves, minced (about 1 tablespoon) optional
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup sour cream


  1. To start you will add your oil to the Instant Pot and turn on the saute feature. While the oil is getting hot, you will season your chicken breast with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Sear your chicken in the oil on both sides till golden brown. Remove and place on a plate to the side. You will not fully cook the chicken, just brown it a bit. This locks in flavor.
  3. Now pour in your water and use a wooden spoon to deglaze the bottom of the pot.
  4. Next, add in your peeled and quartered potatoes, 2 tablespoons of butter, sage leaves (optional), and garlic.
  5. Place your seared chicken on top of the potatoes, and place the lid on the Instant pot and set to sealing. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes, followed by a quick release of pressure.
  6. Remove chicken, and then drain off liquid form the potatoes.
  7. Add in the heavy cream, sour cream and 3 tablespoons of butter. Mash up your potatoes.
  8. Slice and serve your chicken with the mashed potatoes for an easy and delicious dinner.


  • Make sure your chicken reaches 165 degrees internal temperature.
  • You can swap out the Yukon gold potatoes if you don't have them on hand. Russet, yellow, or even red potatoes work.
  • You can use cream cheese in replace of heavy cream in the mashed potatoes.
  • If you use bone in chicken just make sure you cook until the chicken is fully cooked.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for 2-3 days in the proper airtight container.
  • You can use a potato masher, Imersion blender, or a standard blender.
  • Swap the sage with thyme or even rosemary if you want to change up the flavor of the dish.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 437Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 215mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 30g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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